A creamy, cheesy Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce that not only is crazy tasty, easy and quick to make, but also happens to be super good for you? Oh yes, it exists! And this? is it!
Fettuccine Alfredo is
one of those classic recipes
that need no introduction... I mean, who isn't familiar with this super comforting,
creamy, cheesy, garlicky pasta dish
, and who hasn't granted it
top spots on their list of favorite foods?
Unfortunately, as delicious as it may be, this
cream, butter and cheese laden
classic isn't the best choice one could make, nutrition-wise...
Luckily, this vegan version does
much better for your body,
without even asking you to compromise on anything at all! It's
crazy rich and creamy, mega cheezy and garlicky
, super smooth and silky and every ounce
as decadent and comforting
as its dairy loaded counterpart.
The real kicker though, is that this healthier version is
quicker, and easier to make
than the real deal... I'm telling you, there's
nothing not to love
about this recipe.
Even non-vegans will be all over it!
The first thing you're gonna want to do is
bring a large pot of salted water to the boil
; you will use this to cook the fettuccine, according to the instructions on the package.
Pasta cooking times vary greatly, but this whole process should take at least 15 to 20 minutes, right? I mean, we often don't realize it, but just bringing large quantities of water to the boil takes a good chunk of time...
while this whole pasta cooking operation is happening
, you're not gonna just sit there and watch... in fact, it should leave you with plenty of time to
whip up that Alfredo sauce!
a pot that you can use a steamer with
and in it, bring 3-4 cups of water to the boil.
Reserve 1 cup of this boiling water
steam the cauliflower florets
until they are tender, about 6-8 minutes.
While the cauliflower is enjoying its steam bath, throw that
reserved cup of boiling water
a cup of raw cashews and 3-4 garlic cloves
in the container of a high-speed blender.
Yes, I'm afraid you absolutely need a
for this recipe to really turn out great. You could probably make it in a
, but it'll never come out quite as silky and creamy...
Process those ingredients on high,
until super smooth and creamy, scraping the sides as needed.
This won't take more than a minute...
When the cauliflower is fully cooked
, carefully add it to the blender
(just the florets, leave the water behind)
along with the
, lemon juice, salt and white pepper.
Process again on high speed
until the sauce is super smooth and silky and set that aside. Your Alfredo sauce is all good and ready to use.
By now, your
pasta is probably cooked
, or just about... As soon as it's cooked to your liking,
drain and return it to the pot
pour that Alfredo sauce
straight over it.
until the pasta is completely and evenly
--- or is that heavenly? ---
covered in sauce.
Serve without delay
, garnished with a little bit of chopped parsley and more of that delicious
Cuz really, there is no such thing as too much Parmesan...